Digital Media

Three main things will be considered when evaluating a student’s design work:

 

Effort - visible in the work and/or demonstrated in class; spend quality time on your work!

Creativity - how original your work is

Following Directions - did you explore the assignment as given?

SUPPLY LIST FOR

Digital & Interactive Media

Pen /Pencil

1 Subject Notebook

2-inch 3-ring binder

8GB Flash Drive

Class Syllabus|Rules

6th 6 Weeks

Technology Use

 

Students should have all devices on silent mode and put away when I am teaching. If you are doing independent work you may listen to music with one ear-bud in your ear.

 

GRADING POLICY

 

Student grades for this course will be calculated according to the following percentages:

  • 50% Major projects
  • 50% Small Projects / Practice Assignments
  • On time maximum credit: 100%
  • Late work maximum credit: 70% (10 points off per day late)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

As a result of taking this class, you should be able to:

Work professionally within a design team.

Identify numerous design and multimedia careers which are available.

Evaluate designs (your work and others’) for audience, meaning, and effectiveness.

Use the elements and principles of design in a decisive fashion.

Create digital graphics and work with images.

Create attractive layouts that communicate messages effectively.

Use color to communicate ideas to others.

Use typography effectively in a design.

 

In addition to the comprehensive objectives, you should be able to:

Use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, and graphics.

Use Adobe Photoshop to edit photographs, create artistic imagery, and  create graphics.

Use Adobe InDesign to create publications such as advertisements and brochures.

  • Use Adobe Flash Professional to create an animation.

 

How Do I Make Up Missing or Incomplete Work?

You are expected to keep up with lessons and projects in class. Keep track of course assignments and due dates at this website. Late or incomplete work can be turned in during the same six weeks for a reduced score of 10 points per day. If the work is late due to an excused absence, you will have one extra school day per day of excused absence to complete it without a reduction in grade.

Please let me know as soon as you have submitted a late assignment. Otherwise I will not know to look for it.

 

Open Lab - the lab is open at 8:00 am every morning for students to come in and work.

 

Design Room Rules

Refer to the Student Handbook for school-wide rules. We have design room rules too:

1. Don’t prevent me from teaching.

2. Don’t prevent others from learning.

3. Be safe.

4. Keep things clean.

 

What Do those 4 Rules Really Mean Day-to-Day?

Here are some examples to show you what I mean. These are examples. Use your common sense when interpreting these rules.

Don’t prevent me from teaching.

• Don’t speak while I am instructing the class.

• Raise your hand if you wish to speak, and wait for me to call on you.

• Don’t interrupt when I am giving personal attention to another student.

Don’t prevent others from learning.

• Don’t behave in a disruptive or distracting way.

• Don’t engage in lengthy off-topic conversations.

• Keep the volume of your voice down.

• No singing, rapping, or other disruptive noises.

Be safe.

• Don’t throw, toss, flick, or roll anything across the table, floor, or classroom.

• Don’t roll across the classroom in your chair.

• Use classroom materials in a safe manner.

• Don’t behave in any way that threatens harm to anyone or our equipment.

Keep things clean.

• Clean up after yourself so your station is ready for the next student.

• Return classroom materials to the proper storage place.

• Don’t eat messy things that can leave residue on the computers.

• Keep your language clean.

Professional Skills Grade

It is my job to help you develop positive work behaviors and personal qualities needed to be employable by demonstrating skills related to seeking employment, creating work samples and earning certifications. Each week you will earn a "professional skills grade" for your professional conduct in class by following the Design Room Rules and following the 4 Rules detailed above.

Week 1 - April 23 - April 27

Animate Practice Exams - The code you used in class to use for Adobe Illustrator should still work.

  • Log in to the GMETRIX website. (You use this website earlier in the year and should know your login credentials.)
  • Take each of the Animate CC 2015 Tests (1 & 2) in training mode and testing mode.
  • You will receive a grade for each Practice Test - a completion grade (formative) for doing it in training mode and the grade earning in testing mode (summative).
  • PRINT the Completed Screen turn into the tray for your class period when you are finished, these are GRADES!
    BE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON IT BEFORE PLACING IT IN THE TRAY.
  • You are authorized to take these practice tests at home if you want extra practice.

 

 

 

Certification testing will take place when you have completed the practice tests. Be sure you are registered on the Certiport website. When creating an account use your personal email NOT your school email account.

 

The Exam Group Code is 1982793.

Week 2 - April 30 - May 4

Complete Animate Practice Exams

  • Log in to the GMETRIX website. (You use this website earlier in the year and should know your login credentials.)
  • Take each of the Animate CC 2015 Tests (1 & 2) in training mode and testing mode.
  • You will receive a grade for each Practice Test - a completion grade (formative) for doing it in training mode and the grade earning in testing mode (summative).
  • PRINT the Completed Screen turn into the tray for your class period when you are finished, these are GRADES!
    BE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON IT BEFORE PLACING IT IN THE TRAY.
  • You are authorized to take these practice tests at home if you want extra practice.
  • NOTE: Test 1 is now considered LATE!

 

 

 

Begin certification testing when you have completed the practice tests. Be sure you are registered on the Certiport website. When creating an account use your personal email NOT your school email account.

 

The Exam Group Code is 1982793.

Week 3 - May 7 - May 11

If you still need to work on gmetrix please do so outside of class so you do not fall behind.

Let me know when you are done so I can update your grades. You may still attempt the ACA certification when you are ready.

 

Create Smoother Slow-Motion Effects  - video clip can be found in the assignments folder

◊ Asset provided above courtesy of Premiere Pro Help - click here to watch the video

 

Learn how to apply Optical Flow and Time Remapping effects in Adobe Premiere Pro to conventionally shot footage to create better looking and smoother slow motion.

 

Create a New Premiere Pro Project

Name the project: Slow-Motion Effects and import the DG_Hoverboard_oo3 clip and preview the clip.

 

Adjust speed duration

To enhance the jump let's slow down the clip. In the Timeline Panel, right-click and choose Speed Duration and set it to 50% leaving everything else with the default settings, render and preview the clip again.

Note: Not a smooth effect/just duplicating every other frame

 

Adjust Time Interpolation

To improve the quality of slowing down the clip let's adjust the Time Interpolation, return to the Speed Duration dialog box and change  Frame Sampling to Optical Flow, this option will create new frames in between frames making it appear  smoother. Render and preview the clip again.

 

slow down only a portion of the clip

Let's take it a step further, open the Effect Controls Panel and expand Time Remapping, create keyframes at the beginning of the jump (approx. 1:07)  and the end of the first turn, (approx. 3:36), then drag out the handles adjust the Velocity to make it slower. Render and preview the clip again.

Note: in the Timeline Panel right-click the clip and choose  Time Interpolation and verify Optical Flow is still selected.

 

Create Title Graphics

 

Easily create titles directly on your video using the Type tool in the Essential Graphics panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Add shapes, text, images, and video to layers that you can rearrange and adjust with tools you’re familiar with.

 

Open the Graphics workspace

With your sequence already open in the Timeline panel, click Graphics in the workspace bar at the top of the screen or choose Window --> Workspaces --> Graphics from the main menu.

 

Select a Motion Graphics template

Browse in the Essential Graphics panel to the Titles folder and double-click to open the folder. Drag the Film Presents Motion Graphics template onto a video track in the Timeline, where it becomes a clip with the default duration. Adjust the clip’s timing and duration to suit your footage. You may wish to add a transition to improve the way the title appears in your sequence.

Note: Some templates use Adobe Typekit fonts that you may not have installed. Check the appropriate font in the Resolve Fonts dialog box to sync it with your system.

 

Edit the template text

Select a title clip in your sequence. It will appear in the Program Monitor. Select the Type tool and click once on the sample text so that you see a red bounding box. Now you can edit the displayed text.

 

Edit the template style

With a title clip already selected in your sequence and the Selection tool active, click once on the text in the Program Monitor so that you see a blue bounding box. Select the Edit tab in the Essential Graphics panel and then, in the Text section, change the typeface to a different font or font style. Adjust the font size slider to increase or decrease the size. Change other text properties as you wish.

 

Create or apply a master style

When you’re satisfied with your text styling, open the Master Styles sub-menu and choose Create Master Text Style. Give the new master style a name and click OK.

 

Add motion with keyframes

To enhance your title visually, feel free to animate the parameters of effects you apply to a title clip — for example, animate the position and size using keyframes — or add a Cross Dissolve effect at the beginning or end of a clip. The templates that ship with Premiere Pro employ creative uses of these effects: Convolution Kernel, Fast Color Corrector (Blue Lens), Gaussian Blur, or Levels (Animated Diagonal Glow).

 

Export a Motion Graphics template

Select a title clip in your sequence. Select Graphics > Export As Motion Graphics Template from the main menu. Rename the template if you wish and choose a destination, whether within the Essential Graphics panel, on your local drive, or in your Creative Cloud Library. Click OK. The template you export is now available for use in future projects and sharable with others via Creative Cloud Libraries. Access them later through the Essential Graphics panel or in your Library (under Motion Graphics Templates).

 

Copy the motion graphic throughout your project

To add credits in the same style throughout your project, Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (MacOS) the clip to duplicate it elsewhere in your sequence.

 

 

Week 4 - May 14 - May 18

Edit a Music Video  (copy the ZIP folder to your computer from the Assignments folder and unzip AFTER you copy it.)

Learn some great tips for assembling your clips on the Premiere Pro timeline, creating a multicam sequence, and making cuts in that sequence. You’ll also see how easy it is to edit to the beat using markers, adjust colors with the Lumetri Color panel, and explore speed ramping where you slow down or speed up a clip to give your video a dramatic effect.

 

Step through a series of videos to create your own original music video.

Click on this link to follow the video instructions.  Premiere Pro Help

 

 

Explore the assets from the music video shoot

Become familiar with the footage and audio you’re working with.

 

Create a multicamera sequence with audio synchronization

Automatically synchronize all of your footage with the master audio file.

 

Select all of the clips that contain audio including the master audio file.  (Look in the following folders: Dan_Vocals, Instruments, Audio) In the Project panel, right-click and choose Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence with the following settings:

 

 

Cut between clips in a multicamera sequence

Edit your video in real time using keyboard shortcuts and standard editing tools.

 

TIP: To swap out a camera shot right-click on the clip in the Timeline panel and choose Multi-Camera.

 

Edit to the beat using markers

Easily drop markers onto your timeline and automatically place clips using Automate to Sequence.

 

 

Fine-tune the look of your video

Correct tone, adjust color, and stylize the appearance of your music video using creative LUTs, curves, and dozens of other controls available in the Lumetri Color panel.

 

Modify the speed of clips for dramatic effect

Slow down or accelerate your footage and smooth the effect with interpolation options, including Optical Flow. Vary speed changes within a clip using speed ramps.

 

 

 

 

Week 5 - May 21 - May 25

Final Project Movie Trailer: Genre Change or Spoof Project

 

Due - Friday, June 1st

 

What is a movie trailer?

Coming soon….How to Make the Perfect Movie Trailer

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/jun/16/how-to-make-a-movie-trailer

Top 10 Elements of a Good Movie Trailer

http://www.squidoo.com/goodmovietrailer

The Art of First Impressions: How to Cut a Movie Trailer

http://filmmakermagazine.com/37093-first-impressions/#.U2KkXfldWSo

 

Task:

  • Create a movie trailer for an existing movie switching the genre (example: Mary Poppins Horror Movie or Indiana Jones Comedy) OR create a Spoof Movie Trailer.
  • Access and save videos from the following site: https://www.youtube.com/user/movieclips

 

Here are the directions on how to save them to your computer:

 

Step 1:  Find the video you want to save, copy the video URL (Right-click → Copy Video URL)

Step 2: Go to https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/

Step 3: Click on Convert a Video Link/URL

Step 4: Pick your desired output. (Click on Format → .mpg)

Step 5: Click Start to convert the video.

Step 6: Click the Download button to download the video. (Ignore the page that opens while it is downloading, you can close this page.)

 

The videos will default to saving in the Downloads folder.

1. Make a folder in your folder and name it Movie Trailer.

2. Move the video clips you downloaded from the Downloads folder to your Movie Trailer folder.

3. You will use Adobe Premiere Pro to create and edit the trailer.

4. Your movie trailer must include the following:

a. Reference the title and date of release

b. Utilize subtitles

c. Music to set the tone (Search for music, and sound FX to add. Remember this is a new arrangement of clips, from previous trailers and it should tell a story much different than the first.) .  SoundBible and FreePlayMusic

d. Effects

5. In addition, it must be 2 minutes in length and include effects and transitions.

 

 

You will be graded on the following criteria:

 

  • Reference the title and date of release
  • Utilize subtitles
  • Music to set the tone (Search for music, and sound FX to add. Remember this is a new arrangement of clips, from previous trailers and it should tell a story much different than the first.)
  • Effects
  • 2 minutes in length and include effects and transitions

 

 

Export as MOV, change name to Movie Trailer first, last initial, and turn into the TurnIn folder.

EXAMPLES

TRAILER 1

TRAILER 2

Week 6 - May 28 - June 1

Final Project Movie Trailer: Genre Change or Spoof Project

 

Due - Friday, June 1st

 

What is a movie trailer?

Coming soon….How to Make the Perfect Movie Trailer

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/jun/16/how-to-make-a-movie-trailer

Top 10 Elements of a Good Movie Trailer

http://www.squidoo.com/goodmovietrailer

The Art of First Impressions: How to Cut a Movie Trailer

http://filmmakermagazine.com/37093-first-impressions/#.U2KkXfldWSo

 

Task:

  • Create a movie trailer for an existing movie switching the genre (example: Mary Poppins Horror Movie or Indiana Jones Comedy) OR create a Spoof Movie Trailer.
  • Access and save videos from the following site: https://www.youtube.com/user/movieclips

 

Here are the directions on how to save them to your computer:

 

Step 1:  Find the video you want to save, copy the video URL (Right-click → Copy Video URL)

Step 2: Go to https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/

Step 3: Click on Convert a Video Link/URL

Step 4: Pick your desired output. (Click on Format → .mpg)

Step 5: Click Start to convert the video.

Step 6: Click the Download button to download the video. (Ignore the page that opens while it is downloading, you can close this page.)

 

The videos will default to saving in the Downloads folder.

1. Make a folder in your folder and name it Movie Trailer.

2. Move the video clips you downloaded from the Downloads folder to your Movie Trailer folder.

3. You will use Adobe Premiere Pro to create and edit the trailer.

4. Your movie trailer must include the following:

a. Reference the title and date of release

b. Utilize subtitles

c. Music to set the tone (Search for music, and sound FX to add. Remember this is a new arrangement of clips, from previous trailers and it should tell a story much different than the first.) .  SoundBible and FreePlayMusic

d. Effects

5. In addition, it must be 2 minutes in length and include effects and transitions.

 

 

You will be graded on the following criteria:

 

  • Reference the title and date of release
  • Utilize subtitles
  • Music to set the tone (Search for music, and sound FX to add. Remember this is a new arrangement of clips, from previous trailers and it should tell a story much different than the first.)
  • Effects
  • 2 minutes in length and include effects and transitions

 

 

Export as MOV, change name to Movie Trailer first, last initial, and turn into the TurnIn folder.

EXAMPLES

TRAILER 1

TRAILER 2

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